The Daily Northwestern

Cross Country: Wildcats taking long view ahead of Grand Valley State Big Meet

Max Schuman, Reporter

February 13, 2015

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Cross Country Without proper planning, the week-after-week nature of meets during a track season that stretches from January to June can wear runners down by championship time. Coach April Likhite must balance building her athletes ...

Cross Country: Ostenso breaks Northwestern record in 5K at Meyo Invitational

Max Schuman, Reporter

February 9, 2015

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Cross Country Northwestern continued its indoor track season with several impressive individual performances and one new school record at the prestigious and competitive Meyo Invitational hosted by Notre Dame last weekend...

Cross Country: Dynamic sophomore duo paces Wildcats at season-ending regional meet

Max Schuman, Reporter

November 17, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Cross Country Sophomores Andrea Ostenso and Jena Pianin led Northwestern’s effort and took top-20 finishes individually as NU took 11th as a team in the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships on Friday. The Cats entered t...

Cross Country: Pianin’s emergence brings optimism as Wildcats approach regional meet

Max Schuman, Reporter

November 14, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Cross Country The NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, hosted by Bradley University on a 6K course, could be the last meet of the season for Northwestern. When the Wildcats take the starting gun on Friday, they’ll be attempting to...

Cross Country: Pianin stars, Northwestern takes 10th at Big Ten Championships

Max Schuman, Reporter

November 4, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

Sophomore Jena Pianin broke the 21-minute mark and set a new personal best for a 6K race, leading the Wildcats to a 10th-place showing in the Big Ten Cross Country Championships on Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa. Pianin finished...

Cross Country: Likhite hopes youth translates to success at Big Ten Championships

Max Schuman, Reporter

October 30, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Cross Country In cross country, a sport that places such a priority on an athlete’s ability to know where he or she is in the field to maintain his or her pace and stick to a carefully crafted strategy in the face of adrena...

Cross Country: With Big Ten meet looming, Wildcats take third at Illini Open

Max Schuman, Reporter

October 26, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Cross Country Northwestern took home third in the team standings at the Illini Open in Urbana on Saturday. The Wildcats finished with 79 points from their scorers, putting them behind the host Illinois, which scored 25...

Cross Country: Pianin shines, Wildcats struggle against tough field at Pre-Nationals

Max Schuman, Reporter

October 19, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Powered by an impressive performance by sophomore Jena Pianin, Northwestern clawed its way to 31st place in the team standings at Saturday’s Pre-Nationals Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana. The meet, which was held on...

Cross Country: Ahead of Pre-Nationals, Wildcats turn disappointment into drive

Max Schuman, Reporter

October 16, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Cross Country At the Notre Dame Invitational earlier this season, against the biggest and deepest field the team had faced all year, Northwestern came away with a disappointing 12th-place finish out of 22 teams. Some individuals ran well for the Wildcats — sophomores Jena Pianin and Andrea Ostenso grabbed top-30 finishes and show...

Cross Country: Northwestern takes fifth at Lucian Rosa Invitational

Max Schuman, Reporter

October 12, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Following a highly competitive meet Oct. 3 and with an eye toward the Pre-Nationals Invitational next week, Wildcats coach April Likhite looked at Saturday's race as an opportunity to test her team's depth. As such, with...

Cross Country: Northwestern disappointed with 12th-place finish in South Bend

Max Schuman, Reporter

October 5, 2014

Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Against a highly competitive and diverse field of teams from around the nation, Northwestern secured a 12th-place finish with 330 points in Friday’s Notre Dame Invitational. The Wildcats competed in the Blue Division ag...